021414snow1The last of the “big one” of 2014 moved out of the area shortly before dark Thursday and left behind snow of more than 20 inches, snowdrifts ranging up to five and six feet and a region paralyzed by a massive winter storm that closed schools, banks, offices and retail establishments.

Floyd County schools remain closed on Friday and many businesses and government offices that closed Thursday may or may not open on Friday.

Temperatures are expected in the lower 40s Friday with a chance of rain but freezing temperatures and a high of only 35 of Saturday could slow recovery for the region.



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